Our Mission

We connect generations to the wonders of Wisconsin's lands, waters, and wildlife through conservation, education, engagement, and giving.

Field Trips

We're busily planning the 2015 field trip season, so stay tuned for more info about all of the adventures to come. In the meantime, become a member of the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin so you'll have the option to register early!

Cherish Wisconsin

The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund exists to ensure the future enjoyment of our state’s remarkable natural wonders. The Fund provides permanent support to care for our State Natural Areas, State Parks, State Wildlife Areas, and State Fisheries–the places that make Wisconsin special.

A journey through Wisconsin’s rabbit hole

By Lindsay Renick Mayer I’m not quite prepared for the eccentricity of Kettle Moraine Oak Opening State Natural Area, where oak trees grow out, instead of up, straining to reach for the sun. Trees and invasive plants alike sprout new stems from their roots, multiplying, when other plants would instead succumb to fire. The terrain rolls up the moraine and down into kettles, up and down and up and down, disorienting even the most stalwart of navigator. Rocks the size of a Labrador retriever are randomly and periodically wedged into the inclines, otherwise surrounded by the seeming nothingness of open
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Protecting Lands, Waters, & Wildlife

We Connect People to the Wonders of Wisconsin

Since 1986, our Foundation has worked provide sustainable funding for Wisconsin’s most imperiled species and ecosystems, while helping citizens explore, care for, and protect our state’s natural resources.

With your help, we have provided more than $5.4 million to conservation efforts across Wisconsin.

We also created the Wisconsin Conservation Endowment, which currently includes 68 funds and $4.12 million in assets that permanently support specific lands, programs, and species.

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